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My Rolex AD said BLNR's were first come, first served but I think if you bought quite a few watches from them they would have held onto one for you.  I just happened to wander in on the day they got their first one and I said I'd take it.  They do have some older black with green hand GMTs in stock but the BLNR's probably won't hit the shelves until those are sold.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Oh shit, I just remembered that I have a JV style strap lying around somewhere. It's not OEM but it looks pretty darn good. I bought it off a timezone vendor based in Thailand if I'm not mistaken

Probably from Peter (?) I got a quote from him several months ago, but never pulled the trigger....IIRC it was *far* more reasonable than the OEM version (which is in no way surprising).

I've heard good things, if it's the same maker.

I guess I don't change straps as much as a lot of the Panerai guys typically do. (I've only got the one Panny.) But it's nice to have options and different looks to switch up when you get a little bored.

Also would recommend The Watch Boys, where I got a 26X22 honey croc, with contrast stitching, and I want to say it was about $120 US.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Since NS was talking about blingy watches...here is my bling shot of the week.  Its a 1994 16528 Daytona in YG with cal 4030 (which used an El Primero as a base movement).  It's blingy so I don't wear it often, but it was my Dad's and I really like it.  It doesn't look quite so blingy when its not in bright light, and interestingly as gold can oxidize over time (this one has...it has taken on a slightly rosier hue).  


 

Going back a day or so to quote this, and let everybody have a second look...but I'm intrigued by Dino's observation about yellow gold oxidizing into something a bit more rosy.

Rose gold seems far more popular these days, although I consider myself more of a yellow gold person.

I'm kind of old school maybe, and my wedding band is yellow, but-- and this might make me sound like a bitch -- I also don't feel like the rose gold tones complement my skin / complexion / hair color, etc.

Having said that, it would be pretty awesome to have a piece (not necessarily the always-cool Daytona), but any watch that sort of takes on that kind of aging process in the metal.

If it started yellow, I'm sure it's not going to turn out like "Everose" (in Rolex-speak, a different alloy anyway) but a little bit of a maturation, a little patina that you've earned along the journey......always trés cool.
post #28024 of 31038

Hi Keith,

 

the funny thing about rose gold, is that on some items exposure to chemicals in shower water or swimming pool water can make rose gold change color...and guess what it becomes more like yellow gold and loses that rose hue.  This doesn't happen on watches or jewelry rarely in contact with pool water or water from sinks/showers.  I've seen people complain about RG turning more like YG on discussions about Cartier Love bracelets in RG, and also with RG Rolex watches.  About 6 months to a year ago someone on a Rolex forum complained their Everrose  Day-Date had turned yellow in color after owning it for just a few months.  IIRC, Rolex took the watch back , and I think he choose a yellow gold model...although I wasn't sure what they point was if the RG looked like YG anyway...maybe for resale so people wouldn't question it if the watch doesn't look like Everrose but its supposed to be ER. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Keith,

the funny thing about rose gold, is that on some items exposure to chemicals in shower water or swimming pool water can make rose gold change color...and guess what it becomes more like yellow gold and loses that rose hue.  This doesn't happen on watches or jewelry rarely in contact with pool water or water from sinks/showers.  I've seen people complain about RG turning more like YG on discussions about Cartier Love bracelets in RG, and also with RG Rolex watches.  About 6 months to a year ago someone on a Rolex forum complained their Everrose  Day-Date had turned yellow in color after owning it for just a few months.  IIRC, Rolex took the watch back , and I think he choose a yellow gold model...although I wasn't sure what they point was if the RG looked like YG anyway...maybe for resale so people wouldn't question it if the watch doesn't look like Everrose but its supposed to be ER. 
Dino, wasn't Rolex's sole purpose of developing Everrose that it isn't supposed to change color??? haha
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Dino, wasn't Rolex's sole purpose of developing Everrose that it isn't supposed to change color??? haha

Yes, that was exactly the purpose...but I guess Everrose not a 100 % guarantee that it won't change color.  I was surprised when I read that it had happened on a few Everrose pieces. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, that was exactly the purpose...but I guess Everrose not a 100 % guarantee that it won't change color.  I was surprised when I read that it had happened on a few Everrose pieces. 
I guess someone was asleep at the wheel the day they mixed that batch up!
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Originally Posted by Nickalott View Post

How much did everyone spend on their first real watch?  This thread is giving me a bit of an itch....

define "real" watch?

my progression of 1sts:

casio calculator watch from caldor. my dad got it for me, but id guess maybe 20 bucks.
esq from macys - 250
ebel 1911 senior big date - 1800 iirc
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

The BLNR is awesome. It could be my next purchase. I guess there are 5 people on the waiting list at the store I bought the PAM from. Paid in full. Crazy. maybe a year wait.


you have a lot of watches on your next list. this should be fun.

i thirst for the BLNR
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i thirst for the BLNR

And now we wait for a kind old lady to come by your shop with one for cheap!
post #28030 of 31038
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Probably from Peter (?) I got a quote from him several months ago, but never pulled the trigger....IIRC it was *far* more reasonable than the OEM version (which is in no way surprising).

I've heard good things, if it's the same maker.
Yes!! I'm pretty sure that was him. Don't remember price but it wasn't over $180.

So after making my last post I got home and tore it apart until I found the strap. Now I can't wait for the watch to come back from service so I can put it on.

I snapped a pic:

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

And now we wait for a kind old lady to come by your shop with one for cheap!

lol. unlikely and my boss would never let that go for cheap.

speaking of, remember that gold tiffany watch? he took it for himself. angry.gif
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Hey guys, for those of you who pm'd me, I will get back to you tomorrow. I just got some really, really good news and need to go pop bottles immediately. Have a great evening! wink.gif
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My watch progression:

 

Digital Timex in India (~100 USD and a gift from my grandfather).

Fossil Watch through High School. ($65?)

A gift world food program watch from my aunt. (Free!)

Then I stopped wearing watches for a few years.


Hamilton Khaki auto chrono (Sticker price $1250 or so? I bought it used)

And a seiko orange monster ($300 ish?).

Now I just want something dressy, but I'm super happy with my two watches!

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Speaking of first "real watches", for christmas i got a rather nice Rotary automatic. I wanted something with a leather strap as I'm kinda thinking the metal links look a little blingy at this moment

I can see how some of you guys with Rolex's, Panerai, and ALS' may blow me off but this is MY first real watch so I'm pretty pleased with it!

 

 

 

Im just hoping that I'm able to get into a career that will enable me to afford such great pieces as i have drooled over here! 

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